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Indian archers reached four finals across the team events in recurve and compound categories (cadet and junior) at the Archery World Youth Championships in Wroclaw, Poland.
In addition to the multiple team event finals (trio of women or men), the recurve junior mixed team of Komalika Bari and Parth Sushant Salunkhe are also through to the final as India capped off a good run in the elimination rounds on Friday.
In the recurve events, the junior (U-21) men’s team and cadet (U-18) men’s team made it to the gold medal matches on Sunday.
In the compound events, the cadet (U-18) men’s and women’s teams entered the finals
Earlier in the competition, in the cadet compound event, the Indian team of Priya Gurjar, Parneet Kaur and Ridhu Senthilkumar combined for a total of 2067 to better the previous world record record by 22 points. The top seeds lived up to that billing and have reached the final to face Turkey.
On Thursday, Komalika Bari (recurve junior women), Sakshi Chaudhary (compound junior women) and Priya Gurjar (compound cadet women) reached the finals of their respective events at the World Archery Youth Championships in Wroclaw, Poland.
In mixed team events that were held on Thursday, the cadet archers from recurve and compound have both reached their respective finals.
With 10 gold medal matches featuring Indians over the weekend (compound finals on Saturday and recurve finals on Sunday), India are assured at least 10 medals from the event. Bari, among the finalists, is looking to become the only Indian other than Deepika Kumari to win the world championship gold in both cadet and junior categories of the recurve individual events.
Here’s a round-up of all medal matches involving the Indians:
Medal matches involving Indians
|Compound event finals (Saturday)||Recurve event finals (Sunday)|
| Gold: Compound Cadet Women Team|
India (IND) - (TUR) Turkey
| Bronze: Recurve Cadet Women Team|
India (IND) - (GER) Germany
| Gold: Compound Cadet Men Team|
USA (USA) - (IND) India
| Gold: Recurve Cadet Men Team|
India (IND) - (FRA) France
| Gold: Compound Cadet Mixed Team|
India (IND) - (USA) USA
| Gold: Recurve Cadet Mixed Team|
Japan (JPN) - (IND) India
| Bronze: Compound Cadet Women|
BOULTON Hallie (GBR) - (IND) Parneet Kaur
| Bronze: Recurve Cadet Women|
ALONE Manjiri Manoj (IND) - (NED) ROEFFEN Quinty
| Gold: Compound Cadet Women|
GURJAR Priya (IND) - (MEX) RODRIGUEZ Selene
| Bronze: Recurve Cadet Men|
ZHANGBYRBAY Dauletkeldi (KAZ) - (IND) CHANGMAI Bishal
| Gold: Compound Junior Women|
CHAUDHARY Sakshi (IND) - (CRO) MLINARIC Amanda
| Bronze: Recurve Junior Women Team|
India (IND) - (UKR) Ukraine
| Bronze: Compound Junior Men|
YADAV Rishabh (IND) - (MEX) GARCIA Sebastian
| Gold: Recurve Junior Men Team|
Spain (ESP) - (IND) India
| Gold: Recurve Junior Mixed Team|
Spain (ESP) - (IND) India
| Gold: Recurve Junior Women |
CANALES Elia (ESP) - (IND) BARI Komalika
The top-seeded recurve cadet men’s team of Bishal Changmai, Amit Kumar and Vickey Ruhal defeated their Spanish rivals 5-1 in the semifinal to book a gold medal clash with France.
The recurve junior men’s trio of Parth Salunkhe, Aditya Choudhary and Dhiraj Bommadevara, who were seeded third, confirmed a medal when they overcame a 0-2 deficit to down their American opponents 5-3. They will take on Spain in the gold medal clash.
The recurve junior mixed pair duo of Salunkhe and Bari, who were seeded sixth confirmed another medal by getting the better of Elina Idensen and Jonathan Vetter of Germany 6-2. The duo will face top seed Spain in the recurve junior mixed pair final.
The cadet compound men’s team of Kushal Dalal, Sahil Chaudhary and Nitin Apar pipped Turkey 232-230 in the semifinal. They will face the USA in the final.
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